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Sorbus americana /American Mountain Ash

Sorbus americana  / Sorbus americana
Mountain ash with clusters of cinnamon-colored seeds
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Mountain ash with clusters of cinnamon-colored seeds

Clusters of seeds and foliage

Seeds in spring with new spring foliage

Striking autumn foliage color

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Scientific Name: Sorbus americana
Common Name: American Mountain Ash
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Reported to be disease prone and short lived in warm parts of the country. Special features of this deciduous tree are clusters of orange-red berries in late summer, fall and into the early winter.